April 21, 2014

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Hope's Release March 8

CHN to host Power of Attorney for Healthcare sessions PDF Print E-mail

Community Health Network recognizes that planning for future healthcare decisions can be difficult. To take some of the stress out of this topic, Power of Attorney for Healthcare advance care planning sessions are planned for area communities to facilitate conversations with specially trained volunteer facilitators.

Marquette County Health Department February Immunization Clinics PDF Print E-mail
Family Health/La Clinica renovation nears completion PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:51 AM

Family Health/La Clinca is scheduled to complete its whole building renovation and expansion project this week and resume seeing medical patients face-to-face starting Mon., Jan 27.

“Fitness Flurry” is headed to Wautoma High School Feb. 15 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:34 AM

Plans are currently underway for the “Fitness Flurry” to be held at Wautoma High School on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to Noon.

CHN Health Matters PDF Print E-mail
Written by by P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:06 AM

Emergency care

Unfortunately, illness and injury can happen at any time. Fortunately, emergency care is available in most locations. Most hospitals have emergency room staff to care for emergencies 24/7. Emergency room care can be very expensive. How does a person know if they need emergency room care?

Dr. Jones, CHN, performs Wisconsin's first automated robotic, computer-assisted total knee replacement surgery PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 7:47 AM

Recently, Community Health Network orthopedic surgeon, David Jones, MD, refined total knee replacement surgery by being the first in the state of Wisconsin to perform an automated robotic computer-assisted total knee arthroplasty.

Red Cross issues top five flu prevention steps PDF Print E-mail

Flu season is here and more and more people across the country are getting sick. The American Red Cross urges people to get vaccinated and offers tips everyone can follow to help prevent the spread of the flu.

What Should You Know about the Shingles Vaccine? PDF Print E-mail

You may have heard about a vaccination that is available for the prevention of shingles. The vaccine is known as Zostavax. Shingles or “zoster” is a painful rash that occurs along a nerve on one side of the body that lasts about three weeks. It is a common problem with about one in five people having the problem sometime in their life. The symptoms are pain along the nerve that is infected followed by blisters and rash and then scabs. Some cases can be mild but some cases can be severe and cause pain for months to years. Cases tend to be more severe in older individuals. The vaccination has been promoted to prevent shingles.

CHN Health Matters PDF Print E-mail
Written by by P. Michael Shattuck, CHN Family Physician   
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 6:48 AM

Making your resolution

January 2014 Declared National Radon Action Month PDF Print E-mail
Monday, December 30, 2013 7:21 AM

January 2014 has been declared “National Radon Action Month” according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Health agencies throughout the United States have joined forces to promote awareness of the leading cause of lung cancer for non-smokers. The American Lung Association, Centers for Disease Control, and National Cancer Institute all agree that radon is a national health problem and encourage radon testing during the January awareness drive.


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